Monday, February 25, 2013

Douglas invites kids to build a bridge with Popsicle sticks

Know any kids who could build a load-bearing bridge using only Popsicle sticks, glue and construction paper?

This Saturday, Douglas College and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) Tri-City Branch invite students in grades 3-8 to do just that.

March 2, noon
Douglas College
Coquitlam Campus 
1250 Pinetree Way atrium

In celebration of National Engineering and Geoscience Month, the contest is a chance for young Canadian minds to explore how science and creativity can be combined to build the strongest or most creative bridge. The bridge can be built by one student or a team (4 students max.)

Bridges will be tested on the day of the contest. The teams who build the strongest bridge and the most aesthetically-pleasing bridge, using the material provided by APEGBC, will receive prizes.

Space is limited, so complete the registration form today and pick up your construction kit. Contact Llewellyn Fonseca, 604 612 2564, for details. There's a $5 advance registration fee for each team, which will be refunded at the event.

Find contest rules and registration form online. Get the full scoop on the APEGBC website.